Cabins & Campsites

Just three miles beyond the Volcano House is one of the most unique campsites to visit in the world. Nestled amidst a fragrant eucalyptus grove, 4,000 feet above sea level, the historic Namakanipaio Campground offers a rustic, one-of-a-kind camping experience within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

There are three options when thinking about camping at Namakanipaio. Our most comfortable option is to stay in one of 10 Camper Cabins, recently refurbished with new flooring and beds. Visitors have use of the community campground facilities, which includes a refurbished bathroom. Campsites are also available for visitors who prefer to rent a tent from Volcano House, or bring their own camping equipment.

All guests must pay the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park entrance fee. The fee is $25 per non-commercial vehicle, or $20 per motorcycle, or $12 per individual traveling on foot or with bicycles. Entrance is valid for 7 consecutive days. For group entrance fees and more fee information, visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s website.

Namakanipaio Cabins - Exterior

Namakanipaio Camper Cabins

Namakanipaio Campground features 10 rustic, one-room refurbished wooden cabins ideal for visitors seeking a camping experience without setting up a tent.

The Namakanipaio Camper Cabins are 200 sq ft (18.6 sq m) and sleep 4 people. Other features include:

  • 1 Full bed and 2 Twin beds (bunk beds) with new mattresses
  • New flooring
  • Bed linens and towels
  • Electric light (plus one electric outlet)
  • Each cabin has an outside firepit and barbecue grill. While there is no bathroom or running water in cabin, there is a newly refurbished community bathroom with hot showers and toilets, located in the campground. Soap and toilet paper are provided.

* Collecting fallen or dead wood is permitted within 100 yards (91 meters) of campground. Wood bundles are also for sale. Please note that NPS has occasional fire bans. Cooking not permitted inside cabin. No pets or smoking permitted.

Check-in at Volcano House Hotel Front Desk:

  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 Noon

STARTING FROM

$80/night
*Room tax & Hawaii Volcanoes National Park entrance fee apply.
Camping at Namakanipaio - Rent a Tent

Rent a Tent: Traditional Camping at Namakanipaio

For a true camping experience within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, rent a tent and camping equipment from us. Call Volcano House Directly to reserve this experience: (808) 756-9625.

We set up and take down the equipment for you. Rentals are for two (2) people:

  • 1 Tent
  • 8 inch memory foam mattress with hotel linens
  • Cooler
  • Lantern
  • 2 camping chairs

If there are more than 2 people in your party, you can expand to 4 people per site with another tent. There is a 7 day maximum stay.

$15 per night for the site rental and $40 per night (for each tent, up to 2 tents) for the equipment rental and set-up. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park entrance fee is extra.

Campers may use the newly refurbished community bathroom with hot showers and toilets, located in campground. Soap and toilet paper are provided. No pets or smoking permitted.

Check-in at Volcano House Hotel Front Desk:

  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 Noon

Bring Your Own Tent (BYOT):
Camping at Namakanipaio

For a true camping experience within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, bring your own tent to one of our 16 campsites.

  • Self-registration on a first-come, first-served basis, $15.00 per night.
  • Please note: No showers are available at campsites, only restrooms.
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park entrance fee applies
  • Seven (7) day maximum stay

Check-in at Volcano House Hotel Front Desk:

  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 Noon

Namakanipaio Campsite Facilities

  • Newly refurbished community restroom (soap & toilet paper provided; no showers available)
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic area
  • Fire pits & barbecue grills